Unbeaten vs. winless


Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 24, 2016 - Things don't look good for Germany in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016. They have lost all seven of their Group 1 matches so far and their next opponent in Hong Kong is the team of China, the only one with a perfect 7-0 win-loss record.

• Germany have won only one of their previous 19 World Grand Prix meetings with China - 3-1 in 2009.
• After that win, Germany suffered four successive defeats against China in the competition, including a 3-0 loss in this year's World Grand Prix (11 June). 
• In their last meeting, China outblocked Germany 15 to five with three of their players scoring four points from stuff blocks - Changning Zhang, Yunli Xu and Xinyue Yuan.
• China's 95% winning percentage against Germany is the highest for them against a team they have faced more than three times at the World Grand Prix.

• China have won all their seven World Grand Prix matches in 2016, including five in straight sets.
• After beating Netherlands, China have so far won all four matches against other teams that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - USA, Serbia, Brazil, Netherlands.
• They won their first nine matches of the 2015 World Grand Prix.
• Yunli Xu and Ni Yan have each scored 16 points with blocks.

• On Friday, Germany lost 3-0 against USA, meaning they have now suffered defeat in all 7 of their matches in their 2016 World Grand Prix campaign.
• Germany's seven-match losing streak is their longest in the competition since losing nine in a row in 2010-2011.
• They only failed to win a match in the 1995 World Grand Prix.
• Louisa Lippmann has scored 100 points.
• Lenka Duerr has 77 excellents a receiver, 51.2% efficiency. She also has 58 digs, 2.3 per set.


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